Ministry of Justice

Coroner Job Postings


There are 32 full-time coroners and approximately 75 community coroners working from five regional offices and The Office of the Chief Coroner in Burnaby.

Full-time Coroners are excluded positions (the positions are not part of the B.C. Government Employees Union) within each regional office. When vacancies occur, positions are posted on the British Columbia website at

Community coroners work on an as-needed basis. This is not full time employment; payment is based on hours worked. Check this page regularly for Community Coroner job postings.

The background preferred for community coroners is previous education and experience in legal, medical or investigative fields. Community coroners do not perform autopsies or other specialized procedures.

Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to work with grieving families in a sensitive, supportive manner; can provide leadership and coordination at scenes and have the ability to communicate effectively with the public, police, medical community and other agencies. The job requires excellent skills in communication and analysis.

Coroner Job Postings

Important: For the following Community Coroner positions you must (1) complete the application form, and (2) submit your profile/resume through the Public Service Job Opportunities site.

Community Coroner, Vernon Competition # 27195 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Prince Rupert Competition # 26996 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Williams Lake Competition # 26993 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Terrace Competition # 26994 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, McBride / Valemount Competition # 26995 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Fort St. John Competition # 25754 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Prince George Competition # 25550 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Quesnel Competition # 25774 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, North Island (Campbell River and beyond) Competition # 25775 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Victoria Competition # 25498 (closes July 26)
Community Coroner, Revelstoke Competition # 27101 (closes July 26)